If I wanted to tell you one of the most beautiful stories, the best story of 2020 thus far (post COVID mind you!), then this would be it! And the most probable title would be – Love cannot be cancelled!!!
I know, it sounds quite unlikely that the couple would take a leap of faith and plan a destination wedding in midst of the pandemic, but they did it! And it was absolutely out-of-this-world amazing!
For their own personal fairy-tale Gisselle and Thomas have chosen Bahia Principe Fantasia, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – a Caribbean resort with castles that goes perfectly with that descriptive adjective.
The inspiration for this dream wedding was the incredible design of the Nature itself. They envisioned a beachfront wedding, with a lot of palm trees and a night sky with a full moon. Trees gave inspiration for the color scheme – green, white and brown and three bunches of white roses and green leaves give a special touch to the ceremony decor. The bride had ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA, INC. a mermaid dress with Pnina Tornai veil. She looked like a queen!
Mother of the bride walked her down the aisle, all the way to the Bahia Principe Fantasia ceremony gazebo on the beach where that magic moment happened, the most important two words in person’s life time – the “I do’s”, of course!
If you are not melting yet, here is Gisselle and Thomas love story to help you with that:
“Thomas and I met on October 16, 2012 at a job training. I was waiting for a promotion since January, I took an exam, I got burned and I had to wait 6 months”. At the time she was angry and desperate until she met Thomas. Meeting Thomas was God’s project. In that year, Hurricane Sandy arrived. That led him to join two training classes into one for lack of a teacher. If the classes had not joined, our paths would not have crossed. Thomas also had trouble starting his training. It was originally scheduled for September 24th, something got complicated that caused it to be scheduled for August 16th. Thomas was the soul of the serious and humorous class. Every time he spoke the others laughed no matter how serious he was. At the end of each day Thomas would try to talk common things like, what are you going to eat when you get home? I was offended, he answered, he was telling me that he was very skinny, he replied that when he got home his mother had rice, beans and meat. I respond, you are happy because when I get home I have to cook.
By the end of the 3rd day of training the whole group had already realized that Thomas was captivated except me. That day we all went to have a beer, we shared phone numbers. Before we said goodbye to Thomas it occurred to him that we would sign each other’s training books, at that moment all the classmates began to say Thomas likes Gisselle! Thomas likes Gisselle! I turned red as a Tomato. That was the moment that I realized that I had met someone very special.
Since October 2012 Thomas and I have been inseparable, we have never fought. If we have any disagreements, we talk about it and take time to think with a cold head. Our relationship is based on mutual respect. I remember asking him what is the most important thing in a relationship? His response was – respect for each other!
I have been living with Thomas since May 2017, last year summer 2019 he proposed during a BBQ and I said yes!”
Full Vendors List:
– Venue: Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
– Photography: Punta Cana Photographer – Photo Cine Art
– Videography: Punta Cana Videographer – Photo Cine Art
– Ceremony Officiant: Luiciana Marte, resort’s officiant
– Hair and Makeup Artist: Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda Hair: Dalisa. Make up: Keila Almanzar
– Florist: Mercaflor
– Bride Dress: Kleinfeld bridal ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA, INC.
– Bridesmaids Dresses: rented at Marina Novias
– Groom Suit: Enzo’s custom suits
– Gifts: sunglasses and cotton bags with initials and date.